Category - Books

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BookHounds March Family Book List
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Read Across America Day: Seuss-tastic Events Around the Twin Cities – That You Can Attend With All of Your Kiddies
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World Read Aloud Day – February 1, 2019

BookHounds March Family Book List

Introducing our new monthly feature: Book Hounds Monthly Reads, a family book list.

As book lovers, FFTC developed the Book Hounds Family Book Club to pair families with books that we have found completely enjoyable and/or emotionally moving. Read More

Read Across America Day: Seuss-tastic Events Around the Twin Cities – That You Can Attend With All of Your Kiddies

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and each year the NEA (National Education Association) celebrates Read Across America Day in his honor. What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Ours is The Sleep Book, while we don’t read it every night, it comes out often.

Visit Seussville on Read Across America Day

Play games and learn more about Dr. Seuss at Seussville.com.

 The Twin Cities is joining the fun with 2019 celebrations at these locations:

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World Read Aloud Day – February 1, 2019

World Read Aloud Day is Friday, February 1, 2019! Why is reading aloud important? A 2015 study (PDF) found that children are exposed to a larger vocabulary from picture books read aloud than from conversations with adults. This is because we tend to speak with the same 5000 most popular words; while books — even picture books — are more likely to use words outside that popular 5000. Sometimes reading aloud can be easier said than done, but we have some resources to make it easier – even on the difficult days.

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